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Video shows long lines on last day of early voting in Georgia

Voters in Georgia stood in long lines on New Year's Eve, the last day to vote early in the Peach State's Senate runoffs.

Footage of polling stations posted to social media showed lengthy lines of Georgians snaking around buildings seeking to beat election day traffic amid the coronavirus pandemic ahead of the Jan. 5 runoff. 

Georgia Republican Sens. David PerdueDavid PerdueThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by The AIDS Institute - Finger-pointing on Capitol riot; GOP balks at Biden relief plan Georgia's GOP-led Senate passes bill requiring ID for absentee voting Perdue rules out 2022 Senate bid against Warnock MORE and Kelly LoefflerKelly LoefflerThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by The AIDS Institute - Finger-pointing on Capitol riot; GOP balks at Biden relief plan Georgia's GOP-led Senate passes bill requiring ID for absentee voting Lawmakers commemorate one-year anniversary of Arbery's killing MORE will face off against Democratic challengers Jon OssoffJon OssoffGeorgia's GOP-led Senate passes bill requiring ID for absentee voting Koch-backed group launches ads urging lawmakers to reject COVID-19 relief bill Perdue rules out 2022 Senate bid against Warnock MORE and the Rev. Raphael Warnock respectively. 

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One woman from Cobb County told NBC reporter Priscilla Thompson she arrived in line to vote at 6:30 a.m. and waited an hour and a half before making it to the ballot box.



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More than 2.8 million Georgia residents have already voted either by mail or via early voting as of Thursday.

According to the Georgia Elections Division, that number accounts for more than a third of all registered voters in the state.

The runoff elections will determine which party controls the upper chamber in the next Congress. Should Democrats take the Senate, they will have control over the House, Senate and White House as President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden 'disappointed' in Senate parliamentarian ruling but 'respects' decision Taylor Swift celebrates House passage of Equality Act Donald Trump Jr. calls Bruce Springsteen's dropped charges 'liberal privilege' MORE takes office. 

Biden in November upset President TrumpDonald TrumpDonald Trump Jr. calls Bruce Springsteen's dropped charges 'liberal privilege' Schiff sees challenges for intel committee, community in Trump's shadow McConnell says he'd back Trump as 2024 GOP nominee MORE in the Peach State, taking Georgia by a narrow margin. He is the first Democratic presidential candidate to win the state in more than 20 years.